Whittier College Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Whittier College
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into Whittier College and can I get accepted? The school has a 76% acceptance rate ranking it #81 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,724 out of 6,220 applicants were admitted making Whittier College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent. Whittier College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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Whittier College SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT74%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||520|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1030|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1210|
|Average SAT Score||1120|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Whittier College?
Whittier College typically requires applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #44 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 74 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1210 and Above||Good||>84%|
|1120 to 1210||Avg +||76%-84%|
|1030 to 1120||Avg -||65%-76%|
|940 to 1030||Reach||52%-65%|
|Less than 940||Low||<52%|
Whittier College ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT35%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||N/A|
|ACT Math 75th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||22|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Whittier College?
Admission data indicates that Whittier College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #49 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 35 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Whittier College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>86%|
|22 to 25||Avg +||76%-86%|
|20 to 22||Avg -||67%-76%|
|18 to 20||Reach||58%-67%|
|Less than 18||Low||<58%|
Avg. High School GPA3.47
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need above average high school grades to get into Whittier College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Whittier College was 3.47 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #45 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.47 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Whittier College accepts 76% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||20%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||24%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||19%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||14%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||4%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
89% of Whittier College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||23%|
|Top 25% of class||39%|
|Top 50% of class||89%|
|Bottom 50% of class||11%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||10%||12%||11%|
What are the requirements for admission to Whittier College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=125763 IPEDS survey data for Whittier College.
Frequently Asked Questions
74% of students submit their SAT scores to Whittier College. 35% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
76% of those who apply are granted admission to Whittier College. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1210. 74% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.